Apple has released iCloud for Windows 2.0, with compatibility for iOS 6 and not a whole lot else. The most notable update is improved support for Photo Stream. Users can now access streams that have been shared by other iCloud users.
Windows users will also find a Photo Stream link in Windows Explorer for easy access. That’s really the only major addition here. There are also several bug fixes and the like. If you’re a Windows-toting iCloud customer, go and get it.
AT&T knows that LTE connectivity on the iPhone 5 is a tremendous draw for customers, and the carrier is rolling out its 4G mobile broadband service to new markets at a feverish pace. AT&T announced this week that it is turning on LTE in the following ten locations:
- Birmingham, Ala.
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Fayetteville, N.C.
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Memphis, Tenn.
- Pittsburgh, Penn.
- Philadelphia, Pa.
- Sacramento, Calif.
- Seattle, Wash.
- Wilmington, Dele.
In a move that looks hopeful for the American market, Apple has vowed to stop fixing ebook prices in Europe, Macworld reports. As part of the agreement, Apple will terminate the agency-pricing agreements with the five companies involved in the European antitrust suit: Hachette Livre, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and MacMillan. Apple first offered to settle in April.
As part of the settlement, Apple said it will allow retailers to set ebook prices in European markets for two years.
Despite a partial deal being reached in the U.S., Apple is still part of the ongoing antitrust suit here.
It’s time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring a handy list from Dealnews and our own hand-picked selections. Today, we’ve got a some iPhone 5 cases in the mix and, as always, some sweet deals on iOS and OS X software.
Hardware and Accessories
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A team of Dutch researchers used a WebKit vulnerability in Mobile Safari to gain access to a fully patched iPhone 4S during a recent mobile Pwn2Own challenge. The attack circumvented Apple’s code-signing requirements and grabbed the entire address book, photo and video database and web browsing history. It could not download SMS or emails from the device because those databases were not accessible and also encrypted.
Though it was executed against an iPhone 4S with iOS 5, the vulnerability is also present in iOS 6. The Dutch team, led by Joost Pol of Certified Secure and colleague Daan Keuper, tested the exploit in the gold master version of iOS 6. They also confirmed it worked on all previous versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Unless an update to iOS 6 happens before launch day, it will also be possible on an iPhone 5.